I was at McDonald’s this morning with the kids (cut me some slack, there are very few places here where I can take the kids during Katie’s Summer Life Group when it rains!) and I overheard a woman at the next table having a conversation on her cell phone. It went something like this (obviously I only heard one side):
“We went to hear Scott preach on Sunday. I don’t know, he wasn’t there. He was on vacation. When we realized we wouldn’t hear him preach we left, went back home and changed our clothes and went out for breakfast.”
Should this surprise me? If it should, it doesn’t. Church for so many people has become about a person or people and no longer about Christ. If the person we are expecting to preach isn’t we leave. If the things we want to hear, we don’t, we complain. It isn’t about us folks, it’s about Him.
What do you think? What experiences with this type of selfish behavior have you had?